Going Inside MUDE: Portugal’s Only Museum of Design with Bárbara Coutinho the Director of Museum of Design and Fashion in Lisbon

Episode 68

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • How Museum of Design and Fashion (MUDE) in Lisbon created an international fashion and jewelry collection with a strong focus on Portuguese design.
  • How MUDE was founded, and what to expect when it reopens in 2021.
  • The history of gold in Portugal, and how contemporary designers are reimagining this tradition.

About Bárbara Coutinho:

Bárbara Coutinho has been the director and programmer of MUDE, Museum of Design and Fashion in Lisbon, since 2006. Located in the heart of Lisbon’s historical center, MUDE explores the concept of design, showing its new trends and directions in the 21st century and discussing the relationship between design, arts and crafts, and urban, socioeconomic, environmental and technological challenges.

Bárbara is also the guest assistant professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon), where she teaches architecture theory and history. She is a member of Docomomo International and the Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño organization’s advisory board. Bárbara has extensive experience in research, teaching, curatorship and writing, as well as museology and curating, museum architecture and exhibition space, design, education and contemporary creation.

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Sharon Berman